Fondled a DW EPC

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by razorbacker, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. razorbacker

    razorbacker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 2, 2011
    I haven't been much interested in alloy frame 1911's although there are a couple older model alloy Kimbers somewhere in the safe. The LGS has a DW EPC that I got to handle a couple days ago. First one I had ever seen and I was impressed. I must say it was a nice, compact well balanced little fellow. Kind of renewed my interested in alloy frames. This one was 9mm. Not sure if I pulled the trigger one whether it would be .45 or 9. Think I would lean slightly towards a .45. He also had a used DW Guardian I fondled. Guardian is nice quality as all DW's but didn't seem quite as uh ? "refined" as the EPC. Too many nice guns too choose from these days.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2019
  2. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    I keep eyeing the Vigil 5”, should be a good shooter in .45 although not as refined as the more expensive models

  3. Chief1297

    Chief1297 Active Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    I have been told that fondling will make you go blind...but if you must, any of the Dan Wessons would be worth it!!!
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  4. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2016
    Aren’t they all alloy frames?
  5. razorbacker

    razorbacker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 2, 2011
    Technically, I guess you would be correct. I equate aluminum to alloy frames. If you look at DW's catalog their frame models are listed as "alloy" or "steel" or "stainless".
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  6. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Nothing wrong with alloy frame guns, with ramped barrels.
    I had a preemo/tricked out Colt (LW) Commander that
    John Nowlin Sr. put his "Carry Comp"/ramped barrel in (yes, Wilson "borrowed" the idea according to John).
    Prior to send to John the frame ramp had been chewed up by JHP's (200 gr. "Flying Ashtray" as I recall) and had become an expensive single shot.
    It was a great carry gun that went adios in a divorce.

    I now have Commander and 5" DW "Vigils" in 9mm.
    They have good parts and are above average in fitment; barrel, slide to frame/etc.
    They were purchased as; "shoot a little,carry guns", not for their refinement or to be "range guns". I have a lot of others in that category for those roles.
  7. Greenrunner

    Greenrunner Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2017
    Your Ex took your pistol? That is cold.
  8. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    "Cold" wouldn't begin to describe that woman.
    Nucking Futs come close.
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  9. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2016
    Haha I knew what ya meant ,I’m just being a metallurgy nerd.
    Carbon steel, stainless, and 7075 aluminum are all alloys.

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